October 2019 news

Archive news stories

New research to look at peer support around dementia

A new research project will evaluate peer support initiatives for people with a lived experience of dementia, with the aim of improving care in Scotland and across the UK.


Review finds suicidal children are “at risk of being overlooked”

The needs of suicidal children are at risk of being overlooked due to gaps in policy and inconsistencies in how the issue is approached globally, according to experts.

counselling, suicide

New boxing archive has a nice ring to it

Scotland’s proud boxing history is to be preserved in a new archive - housed at the University of Stirling - following a funding award by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Scottish boxer Hugh Riley training on board the SS Tamora en route to the 1950 Games in Auckland, New Zealand

Top coach selected for Team GB at Tokyo Olympics

Award-winning coach Steven Tigg is set to travel to Tokyo with Team GB for the 2020 Olympic Games – making him the first University of Stirling representative to be selected for next year’s competition.


Stirling students targeting the Scottish Cup Third Round

Student footballers at the University of Stirling are preparing for one of their biggest games of the season – as they aim to make the Scottish Cup Third Round for the second consecutive year.

Craig Brown

Multi-million pound award for domestic abuse research

Researchers have received a multi-million pound grant to investigate innovative interventions to support children and young people impacted by domestic abuse.

Professor Jane Callaghan from the University of Stirling

Researchers discuss evidence-based approaches to challenging poverty

The complex nature of poverty was the subject of discussion at a special event held at the University of Stirling. The event, bringing together researchers, policymakers and practitioners, marked the culmination of Challenge Poverty Week, which ran from 7 – 11 October.

A woman holding an empty wallet

New web-based tool to improve football development

An innovative sports science tool – based on the research of a University of Stirling academic – is aiming to revolutionise talent identification and development in youth football players.


Male dominance of discussions around steroid use may increase risk to women

Women who use steroids may be at “higher risk” because discussions around the issue are often dominated by men, new research has revealed.

University of Stirling campus

Colonial settlers’ memories explored in new online course

The experiences of former European settlers of colonial Algeria will be the focus of a new online course launched by the University of Stirling.

Settlers leaving in 1962 “Does France still love us?” (Paris-Match no. 686, 2 June 1962)

Innovation is the answer to making net zero a reality, Minister hears

A senior Scottish Government minister has heard how University of Stirling research and innovation can help realise the Scottish Government’s target of net zero emissions.

Derek Mackay MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work, with Professor Gerry McCormac, Principal of the University of Stirling

Sport facilities hit new heights at the University of Stirling

The University of Stirling’s £20 million sports facilities redevelopment has reached another major milestone after building work reached its highest point.

University of Stirling and Morrison Construction senior managers and student representative of the site of the sports facilities redevelopment project

University archive receives red carpet treatment

Items from Scotland’s sporting past shared the limelight with some of the country’s top sporting stars on the red carpet at a prestigious awards ceremony this week.

A selection of items from the Commonwealth Games Scotland Archive

Eating mussels three times a week boosts omega-3 levels

Eating mussels three times per week may bring about significant health benefits – such as reduced risk of cardiac arrest – thanks to their omega-3 fatty acid properties.


University of Stirling signs Kenyan partnership

The University of Stirling has further strengthened its global network with the signing of an agreement with Moi University in Kenya.

Professor Isaac Sanga Kosgey, Vice Chancellor, Deputy Principal, University of Stirling of Moi University and Professor Leigh Sparks

Stirling graduates celebrated in Singapore

More than 60 students from the University of Stirling celebrated their achievements at the Singapore Institute of Management Global Education (SIM GE) graduation ceremony.

Graduates at the Singapore Graduation Ceremony 2019

Stirling students access a bright future

More than 40 students are starting degree courses this year after completing a University of Stirling access to higher education programme.

Dr Dalene Swanson with the Access programme students and staff

Stirling graduates’ documentary helps kick-off film festival

A film – made by University of Stirling graduates – exploring inclusion within the world of rugby will be screened on the opening night of an international film festival.

Poster of Adam and The Alphas film